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Greyson Chance, The Viral 'Paparazzi' Singer, Is Now All Grown Up

His voice sounds even more powerful after it dropped.

If the name Greyson Chance doesn't instantly ring a bell for you, perhaps this might jog your memory. On April 28, 2010, a video was uploaded to YouTube of a boy playing the piano and singing Lady Gaga's song "Paparazzi" at a sixth grade chorus performance/talent show. Since then, it's been viewed over 55 MILLION times. His soulful, compelling voice is a sound like no other.

The video quickly went viral, and Ellen DeGeneres asked Chance to be a guest on her show. He was 12-years-old, by the way. What were you doing at 12? Shortly after, DeGeneres announced she was starting a new record label, ElevenEleven, and Chance would be her first signing.

Fast-forward five years later, and he made his own album, performed on tours and won various awards. Oh, and his has 2.51 million followers on Twitter. Basically, he's a superstar.

Years ago, MTV sat down with Chance and got some exclusive interviews, including this one:

  • Awww, what a cute kid, right?! Except now, he's not that little boy anymore. Chance is now an 18-year-old adult. He stopped by Ellen's show earlier this week, and it's safe to say our jaws dropped.

    Probably the biggest change we noticed was that his voice, um, dropped a ton of tones. "I woke up one morning and was instantly not Greyson Chance anymore, I was [lowers voice] Greyson Chance," he jokingly told Ellen.

  • After the interview, Chance performed his new single "Afterlife," which is now available on iTunes and Spotify.

    His song has a coveted five-star rating on iTunes, and it's well-deserved.

  • On Thursday, Chance shared this pic on Instagram with a sweet caption dedicated to his friend Ellen.

    "So thankful for @theellenshow

    Not only did she give me my start in music, but she still believes in me today! Felt amazing to perform 'Afterlife' on the stage where it all started."

  • Obviously, he didn't grow to 6'1" overnight, but we're still just taken aback by his amazing transformation from kid to adult.
  • Also, if he and Sam Smith could collaborate together, that'd be great. Please and thank you.
  • Congrats on all your success thus far, Greyson! "Afterlife" will definitely be stuck in our heads for days now.